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Humanists UK - School Speaker

Details of the Charity:

At Humanists UK, we want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have. We’re committed to putting humanism into practice through our ceremonies, pastoral support, education services, and campaigning work. We advance free thinking and freedom of choice so everyone can live in a fair and equal society. Our policies are informed with the support of over 150 of the UK’s most prominent philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers and experts and we seek to advance them with the help of parliamentarians in the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. We strive to be the voice of humanists in public debate, drawing on contemporary humanist thought and the worldwide humanist tradition.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Humanists UK is building a network of school speakers to visit schools and raise the awareness and understanding of humanism amongst children and young people. School speakers will work alongside teachers to find engaging and effective ways to educate children and young people about humanist beliefs and values. No fixed hours are required per month, and volunteers can accept speaking requests as they arise or set up their own independently.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Timekeeping
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Ability to be reflective
  • Understanding of appropriate boundaries and ability to work within them
  • Ability to recognise one’s own limitations

Additional Benefits:

  • Free training is provided to gain the accreditation
  • Free annual CPD event is offered
  • Experience in both primary and secondary education settings
  • Will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?